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  1. 1. 2009 Earth Day Awards and SC Green Guide South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Stacey R. Gardner, MPH
  2. 2. Earth Day Awards <ul><li>Purpose of Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DHEC will annually recognize SC citizens or businesses that have actively embraced the spirit of Earth Day through implementation of sustainable, environmentally-conscious practices or programs that improve or protect our state’s environment </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Award Categories <ul><li>Four categories of awards will be given:      </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large Business/Entity (50 or more participants) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium Business/Entity (11 to 49 participants) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Business/Entity (two to 10 participants) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Winners honored for projects or programs implemented in previous calendar year </li></ul>
  4. 4. Eligible Projects <ul><li>2009 DHEC Earth Day Awards will be given for projects conducted during 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Projects must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visibly document energy conservation, waste reduction, pollution prevention or otherwise encourage environmentally-conscious practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate sustainability in application </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Judging <ul><li>Entries reviewed by DHEC Earth Day Awards Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Scoring based on degree project/program demonstrates “making Earth Day every day” </li></ul><ul><li>Awards presented to top candidates in each category on Earth Day (April 22, 2009) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information on Applying <ul><li>Deadline for 2009 awards is Feb. 13, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail entries to: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mail-in applications sent to: SCDHEC – Commissioner’s Office </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Day Awards Committee </li></ul><ul><li>2600 Bull Street </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia, SC 29201 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Online Resources <ul><li>Earth Day Awards Program Information </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scdhec.net/environment/ </li></ul><ul><li>earthday/awards.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Day Awards Online Entry Form </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/ </li></ul><ul><li>earthday/docs/d-1039.pdf </li></ul>
  8. 8. SC Green Guide <ul><li>New environmental magazine designed to help SC citizens “go green” </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights in first issue: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air is everywhere! So are the problems and solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It's just right to recycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Carolina's coastline provides opportunities, challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe drinking water: Who's responsible? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. SC Green Guide, cont. <ul><li>Other Information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compact fluorescent light bulbs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protecting your home from radon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips for taking hazards out of household products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to conserve water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Our environment. Our responsibility.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where to Find SC Green Guide <ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>library/ML-025396.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hard copies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call 1-800-768-7348 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Contact Information <ul><li>Stacey R. Gardner, MPH </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant to the Commissioner for Executive Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>SC Dept. of Health & Environmental Control </li></ul><ul><li>(803) 898-3300 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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